Cumin, clove, peppermint, cinnamon and lemon can treat nausea

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Natural cures for nausea

Nausea is a feeling that plagues most of us at some period of our time. When nauseated, you can be extremely hot, sweaty, and dizzy and you can feel like you are vomiting but this does not always result in vomiting.

When we have nausea, then this means something is wrong with our bodies. In some cases it is not a natural reaction to something we have eaten and that our body wants to get rid of. Nausea can be a very vague symptom of a wide range of health problems which are including various infectious illnesses, food poisoning, sunstroke, stomach disorder, motion sickness, heartburn, acid reflux, migraine, and dehydration. There are many cases when women suffer from nausea during the early stages of pregnancy. Also, nausea can be caused by a side effect of cancer treatment as well. Usually, this is not a serious ailment but it can be draining and leave you feeling fatigued. There are some cases when this can be treated with home remedies. It is very important to be discovered the underlying cause of nausea so this way there will be a proper treatment.

10 Home remedies for nausea

Fennel

Fennel is a carminative herb which can help you to treat nausea [1]. This home remedy prevents the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract and also encourages the expulsion of gas. This can help you to treat nausea due to digestion–related conditions such as flatulence and intestinal gas. Also, fennel has anesthetic constituents which can help you to reduce queasiness. This is a great home remedy for pregnancy nausea but it should not be taken in excess amounts. In one cup you should put one teaspoon of fennel seeds and pour one cup of hot water over it. You should cover it and you should let it steep for about ten minutes. You should add one teaspoon of honey and a few drops of fresh lemon juice. You should drink this home remedy slowly. Also, you must chew the fennel seeds afterward. Also, you can chew on one teaspoon of fennel seeds slowly to get relief from nausea.

Anise

Anise is also known as aniseed. It helps cure vomiting and nausea [2]. It has anethole which is a phytoestrogen that aids digestion. In ½ cup of boiling water, you should add ¼ or ½ teaspoon of anise. You should cover it. Let it steep for about 5 minutes. Then, strain it. You should drink this home remedy to get relief. Also, you can chew one teaspoon of anise to have quick relief from it.

Cumin

Cumin can help to secrete digestive enzymes in your stomach that promote digestion as well as proper assimilation of nutrients by your body [3]. This will help you to alleviate nausea and the related symptoms. In one cup you should put one teaspoon of cumin seeds. You should add hot water to it. Cover it. Let it steep for 5 minutes. You should add a pinch of nutmeg powder. You should sip this tea slowly and also you should chew the seeds. Also, you can chew one teaspoon of dry roasted cumin seeds because in this way you will get quick relief from nausea. Also, you can put ½ teaspoon of cumin powder in one cup of water. You should drink this home remedy to get quick relief from nausea.

Cold compress

A cold compress will not help cure nausea. It can help reduce dizziness. You should wrap a handful of ice cubes in a towel. You should place it on the back of your neck, on your forehead, or across your throat for a few minutes. Soon you will feel better. Also, you can soak a cotton cloth in cold water. Wring out the excess water. Place the cotton on your neck, forehead, or throat for 5 – 10 minutes to reduce the intensity of nausea.

Natural cures for nausea

Clove

Clove is also one of the best home remedies which you can use for nausea. It has soothing and aromatic properties which can help you to reduce the nausea symptoms [4]. Also, this is a very effective home remedy for treating pregnancy-related nausea and morning sickness. In a cup of boiling water, you should add one teaspoon of clove powder. Cover it. Let it steep for 5 minutes and then you should strain it. You should drink this home remedy as much as needed. Also if you want, you can add one teaspoon of honey to it because it will give it a better taste. You can put a few drops of clove oil on a handkerchief and you keep inhaling the smell, taking deep breaths till you notice positive results. Also, you can chew one to two cloves to get immediate relief.

Lemon

This natural cure can give you relief from nausea. It has neutralizing acids that can help create bicarbonates in your stomach that in turn treat nausea due to upset stomach, heartburn, bloating, gas, and flu [5]. Also, this natural cure can help balance the natural pH levels in your body.

You should mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of lemon juice. You should eat this mixture slowly for getting immediate relief. Also, you can mix ½ teaspoon of salt and the juice of half a lemon in water. You should inhale the smell of this natural cure for a few minutes and then you should drink this home remedy slowly. If you have high blood pressure, then you should not add salt to this home remedy. You should cut a lemon into 2 halves. You should hold one-half of the lemon close to your nose and you should inhale the smell. Also, there is another option which you can make to get immediate relief from nausea. In one cup of water, you should add ¼ fourth teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of sugar, and ten drops of lemon juice. You should drink this home remedy.

Peppermint

This home remedy has a calming effect on the lining of the stomach which can help you to rid of this condition. Peppermint has antispasmodic properties which can help you to prevent nausea and cramping [6]. This home remedy can effectively relieve post-operative nausea. In one cup you should put one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves. You should pour hot water over it. You should cover it and steep it for 3 – 5 minutes. You should add one teaspoon of honey to this home remedy. You should sip this tea while it is still warm. This natural cure is highly beneficial for nausea due to intestinal cramping. Also, you can place a drop or two of peppermint oil on a tissue and you should inhale the scent and take deep breaths. This natural treatment will help you to feel better in a few minutes.

Ginger

This is one of the best home remedies which you can use for nausea. In this home remedy, there are some active components such as pungent phenol compounds and volatile oils which influence the nervous system, stomach, and intestines which in turn can help us to reduce nausea [7]. This home remedy is also effective in pregnancy-related nausea and chemotherapy-induced nausea.

In a cup of boiling water, you should add one teaspoon of grated ginger root, you should cover it, and let it simmer for five to ten minutes. You should strain it and add some honey and lemon and juice to it. You should drink this home remedy while it is still warm. You should not drink more than 3 cups of ginger tea per day.

Also, there is another option which you can use. Mix one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, one teaspoon of mint juice, one tablespoon of honey, and ½ teaspoon of ginger juice. You should use this home remedy every few hours until you feel better. Also, you can nibble on a piece of raw ginger or try a ginger candy or ginger pickle to alleviate its symptoms. If you take aspirin, anticoagulant drugs, or other medicines, then you should avoid the mentioned ginger home remedies.

Cinnamon

This home remedy has chemicals that are known as catechins and they can help you to get relief from nausea[8]. Also, this home remedy is soothing for stomach irritation. It helps treat nausea which is caused by gas, acid reflux, and indigestion. Also, this home remedy can help you to treat vomiting. In one cup of water, you should boil a small piece of cinnamon stick or ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Boil it for ten minutes. You should strain it and then you should add one tablespoon of honey to sweeten it. You should drink this home remedy slowly. This tea is not recommended for pregnant women.

Apple cider vinegar

This is one of the best home remedies for nausea which is caused by motion sickness, food poisoning, and migraines. Also, it will aid proper digestion and it will treat many stomach–related disorders. In a cup, you should add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. You should mix it with ½ tablespoons of honey. You should drink this home remedy when you are experiencing nausea and soon you will feel better.

References:

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[8] Jaafarpour M, Hatefi M, Najafi F, et al. The effect of cinnamon on menstrual bleeding and systemic symptoms With primary dysmenorrhea. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal.  2015;17(4):e27032.

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